PREPARATIONS for the third edition of Zimbabwe Hip-hop Awards are at an advanced stage with
organisers indicating there will be held during the second week of December.
Information obtained by Southern Eye Lifestyle yesterday shows that the awards ceremony has been pencilled for December 11 at 7Arts Theatre, Avondale in Harare and would be co-hosted by former Big Brother Africa finalists Vimbai Mutinhiri and Munyadzi Chidzonga.
The founder and executive producer of the awards Aldrian Harrison, aka
Beefy, said this year’s awards would be different from the previous
“The committee is more organised, we have put proper structures within
our organisation and we are taking every advice and criticism from last
year to polish this year’s event,” he said.
Beefy added that they had increased the number of categories from 17 to
25 “so that everyone contributing to the hip-hop industry gets
recognition and awarded.
“This year’s involvement with experienced international award show
producers will be key in making our show bigger and better, though we
believe in our own local ideas. As Zimbabweans, we are creative enough,”
Nominees will be released on November 4, but for one to be nominated his
or her music should have been played on any of the three local radio
stations — Power FM, ZiFM Stereo and Star FM between October 2012 and
October 25 2013.
An artiste stands a higher chance of nomination if they have released an
album, video, and have more than three local performances throughout
the course of the year.
Below is the list of the categories:
1 Best Male
2 Best Female
3 Best Newcomer
4 Best Collaboration
5 Best Promoter
6 Song Of The Year
7 Best Album
8 People’s Choice
9. Best Dance Crew
10 Best Radio DJ
11 Lifetime Achievement award
12 Best Freestyle Artiste
13 Video of the Year
14 Best High School Act
15 Best Gospel Act
16 Best Producer
17 Best Hip-hop Group
18 Best Album Art
19 Best Diaspora
20 Best Solo Dancer
21 Best Positive Social Contribution
22 Best Corporate Brand Sup- porting Local Hip-hop
23 Best Regional Hip-hop Act
24 Best Hip-hop Media
25 Best Club DJ